You can get flights to Owerri, Nigeria, from various locations around the UK. The three most popular neighbouring cities in the UK to flight from are Heathrow, Liverpool, and Bristol in the South West of England. Flights to Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, from the most central airport in London, Heathrow Airport take around 8h 30min, but lands at Port Harcourt International Airport in Port Harcourt, which is just south of Owerri. You will then make the last leg of the trip by public transport modes. If you are catching a flight from Bristol it will take 23h 20mins, while a flight from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) takes about the same time of 23h 05min.
Unfortunately, direct flights from the UK to Owerri are not currently available due to the distance covered, and all available flights will have a minimum of two stops. The most affordable options have three stops. No matter your departure airport in the UK, most flights to Owerri will land in Lagos, Nigeria, first and from there you will take a domestic flight to Owerri. Generally, the change-over flight will be at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) in Amsterdam. The main flight operators for this route are: KLM, Easyjet, and British Airways. The last leg of the trip is operated by the African local airline, Green Africa Airways.
Users booking trips to Owerri from Lagos, Lagos found flights 91% cheaper than the average price of flights to Owerri. To find the cheapest price to Owerri from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Owerri is possible. If you are planning a flight to Owerri, consider booking flights to Port Harcourt Airport (33 mi from Owerri city centre), Asaba Intl Airport (56 mi from Owerri city centre), Enugu Airport (77 mi from Owerri city centre), Uyo Akwa Ibom Intl Airport (84 mi from Owerri city centre) or Warri Airport (84 mi from Owerri city centre).
Prices vary based on where travellers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Owerri is Asaba Intl Airport where the average price is £335pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Aba, considered the city centre of Nigeria, is a city in the southeast of Nigeria and is the commercial centre of Abia State. There are only two ways to get from Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri to the city centre, and both are by car. You can easily catch a taxi directly from the airport. The taxi pick-up area is located immediately after the exit to the Arrivals Hall. If you plan on exploring Nigeria on your own schedule at your own pace, you should look at a hire car. You can hire a car from Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri. Both options will take about the same amount of time to complete. You are looking at about 50min travel time depending on the traffic.
When visiting Owerri, Nigeria, you will need a valid passport. In order for it to be considered valid, it must have at least six months of unexpired time available from the date you arrive in Nigeria. You will also need a visa issued by your homeland country before you start your travels. You need to see your local doctor and receive a certificate to prove you have had your Polio and Yellow Fever vaccinations. You will need to get these vaccinations done before you arrive in Nigeria.
Once you have reached Owerri, you should visit the National Museum, established in 1988, where you can see utensils depicting the way of life of the early settlers in Owerri. It also contains some relics from the civil war. If you are looking for a relaxing day out, Owerri Amusement Park is a day trip designed for family entertainment. Wildlife is a feature of any African country, and visiting the Nekede zoo is a worthwhile trip. Located in Owerri West, the zoological garden was established in 1976 and sits on 10 hectares of reserved forest. Here you will witness animals, including lions, ostriches, monkeys, chimpanzees, crocodiles and pythons. Looking for some more action in your holiday? Why not catch a football game at Dan Anyiam Stadium. It is a multi-purpose stadium located in Imo State which is at the centre of Owerri. The stadium is named after Daniel Anyiam, who was the first vice-captain of the first Nigeria national football team. Games are played regularly and are a local favourite pastime.
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